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Financial Crisis 2: The Rise of the Machines (Robin Hood Tax)

October 12, 2011 Comments (0)

New Report: Explosion of High Frequency Trading Threatens Financial Stability An explosion of high speed, high frequency trading carried out by computers is causing an increasing number of ‘flash crashes’ and undermining markets’ role in efficiently allocating resources, according to a report published today. Financial Crisis 2: The Rise of the Machines warns that a “technological arms race” has left regulators floundering, unable to step in to prevent...

Update on MiFID II from Dr Kay Swinburne Planned During TradeTech Nordic 2011

October 12, 2011 Comments (0)

Earlier this year I interviewed Dr Kay Swinburne, Conservative MEP for Wales, about the draft MiFID II legislation in Europe. If you haven’t read that interview, you can find it here: European Regulation, High Frequency Trading and the Draft MiFID more...

Over-Clocking and Submersion Cooling â The Future of HFT Technology?

October 12, 2011 Comments (0)

As high frequency trading firms and quantitative hedge funds look for ever increasing performance from their technology, vendors have to be more innovative in the solutions they provide. Two such vendors are Hardcore Computer and Supermicro® UK, who are currently blazing a trail through the HFT community because of the performance gains they offer with their unique submersion cooling technology, which enables them to over-clock CPUs to run faster, cooler and